Black Mountain Ski Resort Chisholm Ski Club Trail Race Pass

Please note that any spectator on skis at any Nordic race must purchase a race spectator pass to be on course and the Nordic trails for the day.

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The Red Jackets

 

CSC Club Photo 2014

 

The Chisholm Ski Club is made up of an army of volunteers dedicated to the goal of promoting sking for youth in the River Valley, Maine, New England and beyond. This page will highlight some of the people who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make this a reality. In these articles, we asked our volunteers 10 questions.

bob arsenaultFebruary 16, 2021:

Bob Arsenault. Bob is the lead entries and results guy in our organization. Doing both alpine and Nordic races Bob has done races from US Nationals down to the Bill Koch Festival and everything in between. Bob lives in Mexico and has a wife Lisa and 2 children Joe and Brian. Bob is a controls engineer in real life.

 

1. Favorite ski area? All of them.

2. Pets at home? None

3. Favorite race at Black Mt.?  Sassi

4. Job at events? Race timer.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Sassi Race/ Learning ski patrol.

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? Greg Poirier

8. How long have you been a club member?

9. Red or brown hot dogs? Red with Ketchup in memory of Harvey Manson.

10. Dream ski trip? Ireland/ Sugarloaf

dick lovejoyFebruary 7, 2021:

Dick Lovejoy is the president of the CSC, a very active volunteer in the River Valley community heading or a member many boards and is a long time volunteer at Maine Handicapped skiing at Sunday River. Dick lives in Rumford with his wife Jolene and has 4 children. Dick worked in the paper industry most of his life.

1. Favorite ski area? Black Mountain of Maine

2. Pets at home? None

3. Favorite race at Black Mtn.? Sassi

4. Job at events? Finish line recorder and finish results poster.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Building the new maintenance garage.

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? Parents

8. How long have you been a club member? 20+

9. Red or brown dogs? Red with mustard and relish.

10. Dream ski trip? Jackson Hole, Wyoming

dan warnerJanuary 31, 2021:

Dan Warner has been skiing at the Mountain for 57 years. A long time ski jumper and 4 event skier in his Jr. years, Dan has done about every job there is to do at Black Mountain, even cooking for weddings an dinners a few years ago in the summer. His mantra is "Someone did it for me", meaning there were folks that ran races, set courses, packed ski jumps, coached to unable me to do all of those things, so I do those things now!

1. Favorite ski area? All the little guy's Black, Spruce, Titcomb, Lost Valley etc.

2. Pets at home. None

3. Favorite race at Black Mt.? Telstar Schuss

4. Job at events? Starter on the alpine hill and xc trail crew.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? In 1975 on the 60 meter jump I pound one down to the pit and slapped in a great telemark. The crowd roared!  In first place after that jump I choked on the second jump and came in 5th. So Sad!

6. Do you still ski. Yes

7. Who started you skiing. My Dad

8. how long have you been a club member? 57 years

9. Red or brown dogs? Red with mustard.

10. Dream ski trip? French Alps

January 24, 2021:

john preble

John Preble. John has  recently moved back to Rumford after many years in the banking business. He has a been a great addition to the club as he just recently joined the ski club board and has been a fixture at the alpine and cross country races.  He has a wife Debbie and two children Matt and Amanda.

1. Favorite ski area? Big Sky in Montana

2. Pets at home? Two cats.

3. Favorite race at Black Mountain? Shootout

4. Job at events? Gate keeper alpine and XC trail crew.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? His high school class reunion the 10th one.

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? His Dad, Chummy, Scottie, Vicky, and Wendy.

8. How long have you been a club member? 5 Years

9.Red or brown dogs? Red with mustard.

10. Dream ski trip? Italian Alps.

January 10, 2021:

heather gallantHeather Gallant, is the club's alpine volunteer ringleader. She gets all the folks lined up with their assignments and calms the rush before the race. She is one of the club's board members as well. Heather lives in Mexico with her husband Kevin and children Gabbie, Nate and Jackson. She works at the Oxford Federal Credit Union.

1. Favorite ski area? Black Mt.

2. Pets at home? Black Lab

3. Favorite race at Black Mt? ME State Shootout.

4. Job at events. Volunteer Coordinator/ Timing

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Watching her children ski!

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? Mom

8. How long have you been a club member? 6 years.

9. Red or brown hot dogs? Heather said "YUCK"

10. Dream ski trip? Jay Peak Vt.

January 3, 2021:

norm pelletierNorm Pelletier is a CSC board member who is a very active member helping with the many alpine events the club run through out the season. Norm was a racer in his younger days and has a daughter Lauren that now races as well. He lives in Rumford Center with wife Melissa and daughter. Norm is a wood buyer for the local paper mill.

1. Favorite ski area? Black Mt.

2. Pets at home? Dog named Teddy.

3. Favorite race at Black Mt.? Eastern Shootout.

4. Job at events? Gate keeper and course maintenance.

5. Best black Mt. memory? When Lauren started skiing.

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. who started you skiing? Norm and Marie Charlston

8. How long have you been a club member? 10 years

9. Red or brown dogs? Red with ketchup and mustard.

10. Dream ski trip? Salt Lake City, Utah

herb adamsDecember 27, 2020:

Herb Adams lives in Hanover with wife Dottie. Herb was a history school teacher for many years and ski coach to many River Valley skiers. Herb coached Olympians, Jr. National Champions and New England Champions. A long time ski fan and known around the world for saying 5,4,3,2,1, go!

1. Favorite ski area? Lake Placid NY.

2. Pets at home? Cat

3. Favorite race at Black Mt.? Sassi

4. Job at events? Starter at Cross Country races.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? All of the National Cross Country races. 

6. Do you still ski? No

7. Who started you skiing? Mom in Andover. I skied to school.

8. How long have you been a club member? 56 years.

9. Red or brown hotdogs? Red with sauerkraut.

10. Dream ski trip? Ski Flying in Planica.

dottie adamsDecember 20, 2020:

Dottie Adams is a long time club volunteer. She most likely has done every job that there is to do at a ski race. One of the most caring and helpful people on the earth she is involved in many groups and orgs. from the ski area to the town of Hanover. Her biggest job of all is putting up with Herb! Dottie lives in Hanover with Herb and they have 2 children Erin and Derek.

1. Favorite ski are? Black Mt.

2.Pets at home? Cat

3.Favorite race at Black Mt.? Maine High School St. Meet.

4. Job at events? Works in Race Headquarters.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Herb's sign presentation.

6. Do you still ski? No

7.Who started you skiing? My best friend at Gould.

8. How long have you been a club member? 56 years.

9. Red or brown hotdogs Red with everything on it.

10. Dream ski trip? Colorado

charlie leverDecember 13, 2020:

Charlie Lever does many things for the ski club in his roles at the Mountain. You will find him in the race office or maybe the alpine timing building, or maybe shoveling snow on the XC race course when we need to. Charlie has a wife Nancy and two son's, Pat and Chris. Before retirement, he served as a teacher and school principal in the Mexico and RSU 10 school district for many years.

 

1. Favorite ski area? Sunday River

2. Pets at home? A dog.

3. Favorite race at Black Mt. Alpine races/ Sassi

4. Job at events? Race headquarters/ Timing

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Watching his kids grow up at the Mt.

6.Do you still ski? Yes

7.Who started you skiing? Started on his own.

8. How long have you been a club member? 20 years

9. Red or brown dogs? Red with mustard.

10 Dream ski trip? Vail Co.

cindy kelleyDecember 6, 2020:

Cindy Kelley, lives in Mexico and is our club treasurer. She also works in the race office handing out race bibs and other tasks. A key cog in our event day team that makes things go smoothly. She has a daughter Erin and has been accountant her whole life.

1.Favorite ski area? Black Mt.

2. Pets at home? None

3. Favorite race at Black Mt.? Sassi

4. Job at events? Works in the race office.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Erin learning to ski.

6. Do you still ski? No

7. Who started you skiing? No one but is glad Erin and grand kids enjoy the Mt.

8.How long have you been a club member? 25 years

9. Red hot dogs or brown? Red with ketchup'

10. Dram ski trip?  Anyplace in Colorado, would be a fun winter trip, someone can chose.

fred baileyNovember 29, 2020:

Fred has made a mark in the ski world as he is the Eastern Officials Chair. He does the TD assignments for all of the Eastern XC races and runs clinics and helps TD'S understand rules and regs.. He also a FIS Inspector as he is able to certify ski trails for FIS events. A very lofty position. Fred is also a high level ski coach and has run several summer programs for our local skiers. Fred still is a competitive racer. Another excellent resource for our club.

Fred lives in Andover, Maine and works at the Gem and Mineral Museum in Bethel.

1. Favorite ski area? Akers Trails in Andover.

2. Pets at home? None

3. Favorite race at BM? 2007 Eastern Cup Skating race.

4. Job at events? Usually on the race course trail crew, setting tracks and course set up.

5. Best BM memory? Skiing to Swain Pond with Sue Long.

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? My grandpa.

8. How long have you been a club member? 18 years.

9. Red or Brown hot dogs? Red with mustard.

!0. Dream ski trip? Canmore BC Canada

carlie caseyNovember 22, 2020:

Carlie Casey is a valuable member of the ski club with his official's credentials. He was a long time West Coast TD before moving East. As a FIS TD he has been around the world working ski races and not only helps our club but is a key cog in the Bethel Trails program. You can find him in the XC stadium helping with set and design or on the trail making sure the rules are followed. A great resource for the ski club!

Carlie lives in Bethel with his wife Charleen and has 3 children Jessie, Colin and Cameron. Carlie has practiced psychology for many years.

1. Your favorite ski area? Craftsbury, Vt.

2. Pets at home? None

3. Favorite BM race? Sassi

4.Job at events? Either TD, Course control or Chief of Comp.

5.Best BM memory? Night skiing, and going to the hill in his dads Saab with his 6 sibs.

6.Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? My folks.

8. How long have you been a club member? 20 years

9. Red or brown hot dogs? Red with mustard and relish.

10. Dream ski trip? To ski the entire length of Norway. I have done parts but not all of it.

roger arsenaultNovember 15, 2020: Roger is the Chair of the Black Mountain Board and also a leading member of the Chisholm Ski Club. He not only looks out for the best interest of the Mountain, but is the leader of the alpine racing programs and does many jobs including timing, course setting and a multitude of other things on the slopes. He also is help with the XC races as he is on the trail crew setting tracks and marking courses, and 20 other things. Roger also knows how to shake the money tree with his contacts with the Chamber of Commerce. The Mountain  is lucky to have him around!

Roger lives in Rumford with his wife Barbara, he has two sons Steve and Brian and is one of the owners of Community Energy plumbing and heater company.

1. Favorite ski area? Black Mtn.

2. Pets at home? None

3. Favorite race at BM? Telstar Schuss

4. Job at events? You name it.

5. Best BM memory? Getting his family skiing there.

6. Do you still ski? Yes

7. Who started you skiing? Uncle Armand Arsenault

8. How long have you been a club member? 60 years.

9. Red or Brown hot dogs? Red with Mustard and relish.

10. Dream ski trip? Chichock in Canada and Utah.

terry richardNovember 8, 2020: Terry lives in Dixfield  with husband Walt and has two children Sawyer and Sela. She is a nurse at the hospital in Farmington. Terry is like the mother of the ski club. Always involved in all of the clubs efforts in one way or another. She serves on the CSC Board of Directors and is our secretary. Terry answered 10 questions for us.

1. Your favorite ski area? Jackson Hole, Wyo. where she lived for many years.

2. Do you have family pets? 2 dogs and 4 cats and that swells when the kids come home.

3. Favorite race at Black Mt?  The Sassi XC race.

4. Your job at events? Lining up skiers and checking bibs at the start on XC day and she also works the kitchen serving meals and a 100 other things as well.

5. Best Black Mt. memory? Skiing the "Bunny" trail that was a cutoff on the old woods trail.

6. Do you still ski? Yes!

7. Who started you skiing? Both parents whom were some of the original stock holders of Chisholm Winter Park.

8. How long have you been a club member? 55 years

9. Red hot dogs or brown? Red of course

10. Dream ski trip? A family trip to Lillihammer, Norway

Thank you Volunteers